Termite Control

Termites cause well over a billion dollars in damage each year nationwide, which is more than fires, earthquakes, and storms combined. In South Florida, the two termite species encountered the most are the subterranean termite and the drywood termite.

Drywood Termites

This type of termite can be found in any structure, but always entirely within wood. Swarmers are usually light brown in color and will swarm from the Spring to the Fall normally, and usually in the evening hours.

In cases where the infestation seems isolated to one or two identifiable areas (i.e., door frame or baseboard), our “No Tent” spot treatment followed by a preventative treatment of the attic may be the best solution. This usually is the best approach to protect your home or structure from drywood termites.

X Terminator Pest Control offers “no tent” solutions for drywood termites. With the advanced technology of termite detection devices, treatment equipment, and improved product efficacy localized treatments are on the rise.

Subterranean Termites

These particular termites cause more structural damage each year than fires, earthquakes, and storms combined. They live in colonies in the soil and build mud tubes from their nests to wood in structures. The colonies are composed of workers, soldiers, reproductives, and supplemental reproductives. The workers are a pale yellowish-white color and are the ones that feed on the wood and cause all the damage. The reproductives swarm each year, usually in the Spring, once the colony has reached a mature stage. The reproductives are black in color, have a thick waist, straight antennae, with two pairs of wings that are the same in length. Whether it be eastern or southeastern subterranean termites or the more aggressive and damaging Formosan termite species, control is best achieved by treating the soil directly or by installing the new “Always Active” Sentricon Colony Elimination System by Dow AgroSciences.

X Terminator Pest Control offers two treatment methods for subterranean termites:

* The Sentricon Colony Elimination System, the pioneer in termite baiting systems. In recent years this system has been greatly enhanced with the introduction of the Always Active system for more immediate colony elimination.
* The “conventional” treatment, which under some circumstances may be the recommended approach. This includes drilling, trenching, rodding, and application of one of the top liquid products available today at the foundation and points of entry around the structure. These application methods are proven and have been used effectively in the past and continue to be used today throughout the world..

Both treatment methods are effective at controlling and eliminating subterranean termite problems. Determining which method to use is often based on the type of structure being treated as well as the customer’s preference.